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Gadwall

Mareca strepera

Description:

Medium sized dabbling duck, male in few nuances of grey and delicately patterned.

Habitat:

Common and widespread species in northern hemisphere, found in or around wetlands. Here, observed in eastern wetlands of pays de Gex - small area located in between the Jura range and Geneva lake.

Notes:

Observed in large numbers during the Wetlands Bird Count 2019. Previously placed in Anas genus, this (and fex others) species is today placed in genus Mareca.

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1 Comment

Hema
Hema 5 months ago

These are simple yet pretty.

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.24, Long: 5.95

Spotted on Jan 14, 2019
Submitted on Jan 16, 2019

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